Snake River - Hell's Canyon

Hell's Canyon, on the border between Idaho and Oregon, is one of the most spectacular river reaches in the world, and the second deepest gorge in North America. In 1991, Western Rivers Conservancy purchased and conserved a 6,556-acre ranch that provides important habitat for elk, deer, eagle, bear, bighorn sheep and other important animals. The land is now part of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

The conservation property is now part of the Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area, and serves as a checkpoint for those venturing into Hell's Canyon. WRC's work on the Snake improves access for boaters, hikers and other river enthusiasts.